Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Blurb for MERMAN

The sequel to my fantasy-steampunk novel Mongrel.

When vampire Clancy Marrowbone returns to Purin province 22 months after his departure, he intends only to visit briefly with his Branded Mongrel friend Fanule Perfidor in the village of Taintwell. He also intends to avoid his former lover, the unfortunately mortal Simon Bentcross. What would be the point of rekindling their affair? Marrowbone merely wants to know how Simon is faring.

Quite well, it turns out. Bentcross, who now owns a machinery repair shop, has designed a submersible vessel for underwater exploration. He’ll be manning his “Bubble” for a marine research expedition shrouded in secrecy.

Vaguely troubled after his visit with Perfidor, the restless vampire stops at a deserted stretch of beach in Purinton, the provincial capital. He needs time to reflect before he moves on. But two unexpected turns, including a startling discovery, substantially alter his plans.

By the following evening, Marrowbone realizes his visit to the province won’t be so short after all . . . especially when Simon Bentcross reenters his life. In addition to their conflicted passion, Simon’s involvement in the mysterious Tower Hole project and Clancy’s involvement with a mysterious mutant lead to a growing host of complications and dangers. As if their affair weren’t star-crossed enough, both vampire and mortal become hunted men -- in Purinton, Taintwell, and beyond.

~ Excerpt Coming Soon ~


Jenre said...

Ooh, sounds good :).

K. Z. Snow said...

Thanks, Jen.

Coming up with a blurb for this one was a royal PITA, given everything that happens in the book. Wish there were professional blurb writers!

Urb said...

I can't wait! Got a pint of blood ready for sale, to get the cash to buy it, lol! Loved Mongrel!

Anonymous said...


I am so happy to read this blurb. Mongrel was one of my favourite stories of yours (along with Visible Friend) and I'm so excited to know the sequel is coming out.

Can't wait!!


K. Z. Snow said...

Hiya, Urb and Blue! Nice to see both of you here!

There'll probably be a giveaway or two when the book is released (no specific date yet, but I hope to have one soon). So Urb, you can hold on to your blood for a while . . . unless you want to donate it to Marrowbone. ;-)